Sophie Ellis-Bextor's "Murder on the Dancefloor" Enters Hot 100 for the First Time

The 2001 track has 'Saltburn' to thank

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Jan 9, 2024

It's already been well-established that Sophie Ellis-Bextor's "Murder on the Dancefloor" is in its renaissance era, but the track has just hit new heights: the 2001 banger has entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time ever.

The track — which was featured in the nude dance scene that concludes Saltburn — debuted at No. 98 this week, following 3.9 million US streams and 2,000 downloads. The groove just simply cannot be killed.

The 23-year-old track's success marks Ellis-Bextor's first-ever appearance in the Hot 100. During its initial run, the track was featured on the Dance Club Songs and Hot Singles Sales charts.

The British musician isn't the only artist receiving their flowers thanks to Emerald Fennel's latest film. Princess Superstar's 2007 collab with Mason, "Perfect (Exceeder)," is also currently in the spotlight, letting the rapper speak out on her old label's atrocious handling of its original promotion. As of time of publication, the Benny Benassi Remix of "Loneliness" by Tomcraft is also garnering attention on TikTok.

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